Good morning! I’m back for another installment of unexpected blessings. This also fits in so well with my personal paradise theme. I recently took myself out on a date. My wardrobe was sorely depleted and need attention desperately. So my wonderful Mr. Hubby let me abandon the family for a few hours to do some clothes shopping. I found some really great deals and some adorable pieces to compliment my sparsely populated closet.
But that is not my blessing today.
The new clothes certainly helped flesh out my wardrobe but I do have some awesome elements that are still wonderfully useful that I didn’t get new.
My unexpected blessing today is my local thrift shops. I don’t go to the thrift shops often but sometimes it is incredible what lovely, almost brand new items you can find! And they are so frugal!
So here are some of my finds that patience in recent months have afforded me: amazing high quality brand cycling pants – $10, normally at least $45; Under Armour shirt for my boys – $3, normally around $25; A beautiful, stylish, and warm winter coat from Talbots for Miss S – $9, normally around $35; jeans for me that fit and flatter – $6, normally around $32; and a sweater dress that will make Miss S feel like a fashion plate – $4, normally around $20. Spending $32 instead of around $160? I’ll take it!
What a gift to give new life and love to an item that is no longer useful or wanted by someone else. And what better way to treat our world gently than to reuse items that could otherwise end up clogging the dumps and landfills.
What blessing have you been surprised by recently? I’d love to hear about it!
Peace and Health,